- posted by Len Thompson
In today's 144 character world we might think that to be a follower of Jesus is simply pushing a button on a computer to be a follower of Jesus. This is one time when we would be bringing our modern conceptions into the text in a very crass and undisciplined way.
In Jesus' day a disciple would literally leave a job and follow Jesus where ever He went.
In Jesus' day a disciple would obey Jesus' teachings.
In Jesus' day a disciple would learn to pray - often all night.
In Jesus' day a disciple would often be tested by Jesus and then learn from the failure.
In Jesus' day a disciple would practice the Sabbath.
In Jesus' day, a disciple valued the community Jesus developed around Him because Jesus had been thrown out of the synagogue/ Getting along with each other mattered.
What about today? What does a disciple of Jesus actually do?